Carrot & Walnut Breakfast Muffins

Nothing is more exciting than waking up knowing you have a delicious fun breakfast awaiting you, one that is easy to carry on the way to work or enjoy with a cup of tea. I wanted to try make actual healthy muffins not using to many different flours and expensive ingredients. Oats are amazing, there is so much you can do with them, they are cheap, available everywhere and a source of really good carbohydrate, and the morning is the perfect time to have that. A lot of people have been inquiring about what gluten free oats I use and say that they find gluten free taste different, I use Nairns gluten free oats, or Red Mill (both available in Tescos and other stores) they taste just the same as regular porridge, I have used other gluten free β€˜oats’ that are actually rice or millet flakes which do have a similar look to porridge but definitely are an acquired taste so just check the labelling before purchase to see if they are oats or other flaked grains.

**Approx calorie per muffin – calculated by each ingredient added and divided by serving.
**94.2 cal per muffin (145 cal per muffin with icing)

Serves Makes 6 large muffins

Cooks in Minutes


  • 40 g of oats (1 cup) – gluten free
  • coconut milk 250 ml
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ginger/or fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup /honey
  • 2 med carrots grated
  • 1 tsp baking powder- gluten free
  • 2 egg whites
  • 30 g walnuts halved(1 cup)


  • 30 g cashews raw (1 cup)
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp maple
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Water( 1/2 cup approx)



  1. Preheat at 200ΒΊC
  2. Put the oats in a food processor or mill and blend until a flour forms
  3. Place in a bowl along with all the ingredients, except walnuts and whisk using a fork
  4. Now add the walnuts
  5. Spoon Into the muffin cases and bake for 30 mins (after 15min take them out of the tray and cook just in the paper cases). While they cook make the icing

Cashew Creamy Icing

  1. Make your icing while the muffins are cooking, as it will have to sit in the fridge
  2. Place all ingredients in the food processor until smooth and creamy and let sit in the fridge for 30 min or the freezer for 15 until it hardens